General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit, that he would give my people 30 days to go back home, collect all their stock, and move onto the reservation.
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Chief Joseph Quotes
I would have given my own life if I could have undone the killing of...
We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis and Clark what they...
A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
I would give up everything rather than have the blood of white men upon the...
I am tired of talk that comes to nothing.
Our people could not talk with these white-faced men, but they used signs which all...
We had good white friends who advised us against taking the war path. My friend...
The Indian race are waiting and praying.
War can be avoided, and it ought to be avoided. I want no war.
The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of...
I said in my heart that, rather than have war, I would give up my...
We ask to be recognized as men.
All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.
Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to...
We did not know there were other people besides the Indian until about one hundred...
Governor Isaac Stevens of the Washington Territory said there were a great many white people...
I want the white people to understand my people.
When my young men began the killing, my heart was hurt.
I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed.